The clashes broke out this morning between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the city of Nablus, about 1,000 Jewish worshipers who arrived at a holy site.
The IDF Spokesperson's Office said in a statement that the Israeli army, the Border Police, the police and the director of the Civil Administration had promised to allow thousands of worshipers to enter Joseph's Tomb, a holy site for both Muslims and Jews.
Violent clashes erupted at the entrance to the city. According to the spokesman, during the incident, Palestinians fired at an Israeli vehicle from a passing vehicle.
Youths threw stones and a Molotov cocktail at an Israeli military vehicle and the soldiers "reacted by dispersing demonstrations," the spokesman said. These measures usually include tear gas, stun grenade and sponge-coated balls.
When the forces entered Joseph's Tomb, two hand grenades were found on the site. "It was operated by sappers," the spokesman said.
There were no immediate reports of an injury, but one Palestinian was caught and transferred to the security forces for further investigation, according to the army.
Israel occupied and controlled the West Bank in the War of Independence of 1967, despite international criticism.
Military raids overnight and mass incursions by Israeli worshipers into holy sites in Palestinian cities often provoke clashes between local and Israeli security forces.